Officer Emil Engstrom

Officer Emil Engstrom

Minneapolis Police Department, Minnesota

End of Watch Tuesday, August 14, 1923

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Emil Engstrom

Officer Engstrom was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a drug crazed robbery suspect. Officer Engstrom, one of the agency's taxicab inspectors, was riding with the president of a taxi company when he observed the suspect wanted for a robbery earlier in the day. When he approached the man the suspect shot him in the neck. The 24-year-old suspect fled but surrendered two days later. He was sentenced to life in prison.

The suspect, suspected of three more murders, was denied parole on April 26, 1950. He applied for another parole in 1954 but the result is not known.

Officer Engstrom had only been with the agency for eight months and was survived by his wife.


  • Age 36
  • Tour 8 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 14, 2020

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